Stratotanker

The Miracle of Flight

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The Miracle of Flight is Stratotanker's most impressive release, taking their idiosyncratic sense of rock out of its lo-fi haze and into a clean, clear, and spacious setting that still retains all of its grit and oddity. Rather than an apparent deconstruction of rock, the album offers something which is fully realized on its own -- compare the versions of "Iditarod" on The Miracle of Flight and Gambit, and it becomes clear how the substance beneath the fuzz comes out on the former. The Miracle of Flight, then -- even in its oddest and most slanted moments -- has an almost post-rocky sense of intelligence and invention that seems far more valuable than any of the band's other releases.

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